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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 211 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

Visibility from selected location  = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

60P/Tsuchinshan 2
R.A: 21h 17m 23s   Dec: -13° 16’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 11h 13m 41s   Dec: -05° 46’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.4 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 02h 45m 29s   Dec: +14° 34’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.4 (JPL) 
in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 11h 09m 57s   Dec: +02° 19’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.7 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 22h 44m 17s   Dec: -12° 52’ 19”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin

58P/Jackson-Neujmin
R.A: 09h 24m 38s   Dec: +13° 02’ 14”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.8 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 09h 52m 41s   Dec: +13° 04’ 48”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2021 N1 (ZTF)

P/2021 N1 (ZTF)
R.A: 06h 18m 58s   Dec: +26° 05’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.4 (JPL)  fading
in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
R.A: 17h 04m 34s   Dec: -55° 02’ 53”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.5 (JPL) 
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 J3 (STEREO)

P/2016 J3 (STEREO)
R.A: 18h 46m 22s   Dec: -15° 45’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.9 (JPL) 
in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 J3 (STEREO = 2021 A3)

P/2016 J3 (STEREO)
R.A: 18h 46m 22s   Dec: -15° 45’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.9 (JPL) 
in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Comet 34D/Gale (Lost)

34D/Gale (Lost)
R.A: 06h 45m 48s   Dec: +30° 13’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 33.9 (JPL) 
in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
R.A: 13h 43m 06s   Dec: -59° 27’ 19”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.3 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 02h 52m 01s   Dec: -06° 39’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.4 (JPL) 
in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 141P/Machholz 2

141P/Machholz 2
R.A: 11h 56m 42s   Dec: -12° 56’ 43”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.9 (JPL)  fading
in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang

153P/Ikeya-Zhang
R.A: 20h 03m 10s   Dec: -31° 54’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 35.5 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

109P/Swift-Tuttle
R.A: 09h 34m 30s   Dec: -19° 35’ 45”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 36.6 (JPL) 
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2021 A4 (NEOWISE)

C/2021 A4 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 23h 02m 01s   Dec: -36° 22’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 37.6 (JPL)  fading
in Grus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 72P/Denning-Fujikawa

72P/Denning-Fujikawa
R.A: 14h 45m 20s   Dec: -21° 25’ 55”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 41.9 (JPL)  brightening
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

55P/Tempel-Tuttle
R.A: 15h 20m 02s   Dec: -17° 19’ 30”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 46.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Libra   object currently below the horizon
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